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Savage drought will drive Lake Mead to record low on Sunday

The new record is expected as Colorado River flow forecasts previously set at 71 percent of average have been slashed to 52 percent.
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Student arrested after gun fires in classroom; parents want answers

An 11-year-old Deskin Elementary School student was arrested after a .45-caliber gun fired in a classroom. Parents are trying to figure out what took school district so long to let them know.

Federal civil rights lawsuit accuses Metro cop of excessive force

A woman claims a Las Vegas police officer choked her and smashed her face into a glass table top in August at a Strip nightclub.

CCSD indefinitely suspends state student testing

Citing a continued failure of two state vendors to fix computer system glitches, the Clark County School District will indefinitely suspend online basic skills student testing. The district made the decision after students at eight campuses who previously couldn’t access the tests because of the glitches still encountered technical errors on Thursday.

Switch’s exit from Nevada Power with lower fee called contrary to public interest

Allowing data storage company Switch to leave Nevada Power with a lower “exit fee” than recommended by state regulators would expose the utility and its remaining customers to the volatile purchased power market and would not be in the public interest, a member of the PUC staff has testified.

EDITORIAL: School district breakup long overdue

Finally, the arguments for preserving the Nevada education system’s dismal status quo have been quieted.

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